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First PolitiFact Rating?

The Phoenix broke the news that the ProJo would launch a Rhode Island version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact service, which rates the truthfulness of politicians' and pundits' statements. Ian Donnis, over at WRNI, reported today that the launch should come this week.

Well, the Rhode Island page on the PolitiFact web site is not yet accessible, but a Google search reveals fragmentary evidence that one of the first ratings will find Republican Congressional candidate Marc Zaccaria made a "half-true" statement when he said incumbent Congressman James Langevin votes "the party line about 98 percent of the time."

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